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Feb 25, 2013 12:00am EST
to be successful. i know the prime minister will be a key leader for that. about 80% of americans believe that u.s.-japan relationships is the most important foundational relationship in asia. it is emblematic of how a important we give this relationship. in his tenure and president obama's second term, we are delighted to have him here. please welcome him with your applause, prime minister abe. [applause] >> thank you for your warm introduction. thank you, ambassador. thank you, governor. thank you, doctor green. and thank you all for joining me today. last year, we updated a paper about japan. they asked if japan would end up becoming that nation. here is my answer to you. japan is not and will never be a tier two country. that is the core message i am here to make. i am back. [laughter] [applause] thank you. and so shall japan be. that is what i wanted to say. i could stop here and take questions for the next 50 minutes. i know, however, that society has started to look anxious. bear with me for another 20 minutes. the time i have spent, five years, since being prime minister. first and foremos
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 4:20pm EST
is that in our third question. that is, as the program or project been coordinated with other implemented u.s. agencies other international donors? the border police example is an example of poor coordination with the afghan government. poor coordination with the u.s. government. strengthen the financial sectorwe found that even though the department of homeland security aware of the other's efforts. over visibility of cash flows. as reported, ltd. interagency at risk of working a cross purposes and definitely not benefiting and leveraging existing relationships. the next question i posed is particularly important for as much as the agency's conditions permit and effective scheduled to end by december,u.s. and coalition forces have already pulled out of a number of locations in afghanistan, leading some of those places too dangerous for us or the implementing agencies to visit. some of you may have heard of a afghanistan, which in essence the says that the military will only provide security in areas within an hour of a facility that can provide emergency care. the safe and bubble around of t
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Feb 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
. you've seen global responsibility but looking at narrower product lines. but in coming to the u.s., i can look at all the product lines in one geographic market. it's a different way of look k at the business. much more in the trenches than in the headquarters of the corporation. >> for samsung products s the u.s. and canada north america a growth market? >> it still is. traditionally we've thought about developed markets and developing markets. if you look at the last few years of our progress in the u.s. market, we've seen tremendous growth. some of that is coming from new categories like the rise of the digital television or the growth of the phone business. some of it is we pick up our market share in home appliances, an area where the samsung brand hasn't been as well known but bringing the same invasion we brought to television and phones, bringing the new design, now we can grab business in home appliances. >> what's the employment level in the us for samsung? >> we employ several thousands neem terms of sales and marketing and product design. we have a very large production ce
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Feb 9, 2013 5:15pm EST
of where we are in the pakistan-u.s. relationship. i assume that is of interest to everyone here. i'm happy to take questions about other issues or concerns that you might raise. it is good to be able to say that after a year, nearly over a year of my being here in washington since november, 2012, this relationship has come a long way since the days of early 2011 and early 2012 when it was marked by chronic mistrust and times of mismanagement and episodes that left many of us awake at night. i'm happy to report that the relationship is now on a stable and, we hope, up hill trajectory. our expectations are clearly articulated to each other. and certainly, the goals that we have mutually in the region and working for peace and stability in south and central asia as well as in pakistan, a task that is dauntingly cut out for us. we also of course, i want to report that quite apart from the past relationship, pakistan is under growing historic transformation and transition in the sense that we are in a few months about to go to our first peaceful constitutional transfer of power, which is throug
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm EST
their approach to the syrian conflict does something they could do to reassure the u.s. and the international community, it seems to be another clear implication of what you are saying is that the u.s. takes further steps to support the syrian opposition it would be read as strengthening their view that we are out to get them. >> we are out to get assaad. are we ipso facto out to get adirondacks -- to get iran? are we going to protect the allies, which is something i think we need to do despite the fact that they have a bad record? no one in syria has a sterling record, but it think we need to give them the opportunity to say there is a news syria forming. do they want to be engaged? what is the relationship there? i'm not very optimistic that we could get the iranians on board, but maybe you could find a way to make them increasingly less relevant. do they equate that with a regime change? maybe. we have to be aware of it. i think that's a stretch. i think the iranians could see, what i say is increasing value in the opportunity to talk if they begin to understand that the region is not movi
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 6:00am EST
to that, specifically the point that whatever the u.s. said that both bob and leon talked about, whatever the u.s. has been afraid of happening in syria is happening right now. continued deaths, increase friday july station -- increased radicalization. we should act to prevent hundred of thousands of deaths -- we are moving up to 100,000 deaths in the syria. as the president said in his recent argument, that the u.s. is not intervening because of interest or limitations. what about the moral imperative that the president acted on in libya? >> libya and syria provides fundamentally different examples. let's be clear. it is in the resume of the great power to behave. in hypocritical fashion. that is how great powers behave because they have the luxury of being able to be that way. in libya, the president acted because it was a different moment in the so-called arab spring. he acted because he had a un -- un security council -- >> he said, we are doing this because this is what we do. >> fine. we also have accommodated ourselves. repressed shiite and sunni -- what consistency is there? is wh
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2013 8:00pm EST
's election, it really made the u.s. convinced it was the possibility for black people, specifically. when i saw the idea that this guy could rise from a mixed race background and get elected president in a country where his people, people who look like him, are not the majority, it says something good about america. that was the whole point of the book i was trying to get, that some people actually missed, that this was a real place of promise and opportunity for black people. people in africa are looking at the u.s. in a different way. i think the election of obama was a fantastic thing, not just for africa, but it is all over the world. i am amazed when i go to indonesia and i am checking in at the airport and the immigration officer looks at my passport and looks at me and says, obama, number one. taxi drivers in beijing will look over and say, i like obama. he has really changed the perception of african americans, of black people around the world, for some. >> what is your reaction after living all over the world, to the statement a lot of people make who call this network, that americ
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 12:30am EST
in september, 2009, with a mission to help transform u.s. and other healthy approaches to africa by emphasizing the building of strong geopolitical partnerships with african states and strengthening economic growth and prosperity on the continent. the center seeks to engage and inform with policymakers in the general public of the strategic importance of effort that. both globally and for american and european interest in particular. a subject which obviously -- a commitment you share by joining us today. of strategic importance. we do this for -- a robust media presence. we worked promote constructive us leadership and engagement in international affairs is done the central role of the atlantic community in meeting international challenges. the africa center supports and collaborates with product -- public and private sectors, giving practical solutions to the challenges in africa. on that none of the practical solutions is that we put together this panel today. i am pleased to discuss these issues. strategic importance of what is going on in mali, specific importance for u.s. and european int
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 5:35am EST
to go. we will start with 10 minutes from each team. leon will talk about why the u.s. should do more in the syria. that we will hear from josh and aaron on why the u.s. should not go any further. then the leon and bob will rebut their argument. i will begin a discussion by grilling the one or both of the teams on their arguments. the other side will have a chance to respond. each team will have three minutes to answer questions. their answers strike -- somebody could come and uniform and escort you out. let's get to it with bob k. again and leon on why the u.s. should be doing more in syria. >> thank you. thank you senator john mccain who is a national hero for the work he has been doing in the senate all of these years. i just use up some of my time, but it is worth it. let me stipulate first of all, the united states cannot do everything everywhere. we cannot involve ourselves even when there are humanitarian crises. we cannot always involve ourselves. there are limitations on our capabilities, our resources, and our attention. the question really is, does syria rise to the level t
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 12:30am EST
prime ministers questions. next, a senate hearing with u.s. central command nominee general lloyd austin. then the state of the indian nation speech by the president of the national congress of american indians. and a senate hearing on the implementation of the dodd-frank regulations for financial institutions. >> what worries me is that i do not want to be sitting in the same place i was a couple of years ago, going to the government and saying, this -- i want to see spectrum management that is much more market-driven. things like incentive options oakley will continue to work. the commission given flexibility to existing licensees. the secondary market working in a smoother way than it does now. >> you look at the growth rate in data usage from subscribers, we're seeing anywhere from 30%- 50% on an annual basis. there is no slowing down. there is this insatiable hunger for capacity, faster speeds, and they have a long feature in being able to provide that service. onmore from this year's ces monday night on the communicators at 8 pm eastern on cspan 2. >> general lloyd austin has been
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2013 1:30am EST
's not much disagreement about the need. i've never met a democrat or a republican u.s. been a governor who does not think the american people should have a sense that hard work will be rewarded. the work party have an opportunity. i do not know of any men and women that are a better living example of that and all be sitting in front of me. we all use the phrase move forward in a balanced way. one man's balance is another man's imbalance. that is what we have got to talk about. the one thing i do not think any of the lack is a vision about how great this country can be. we ought to be able to reassert ourselves in a way that we own the 21st century. i know the guy i am about to introduce believes that but you do. let me introduce you to my friend, barack obama.[applause] [applause] >> thank you. have a seat. thank you. welcome. thank you for being here. we all have a lot on our plate. everything from our immigration system to our education system. as joe said, our goal is to make sure that we can be an effective partner with you. i want to thank the members of my cabinet who are here and me
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2013 2:05pm EST
the committee of any changes that have been made or are being proposed to the posture of u.s. forces overseas to respond to similar terrorist attacks in the future that we sought in benghazi. anything that will affect the dod and installations overseas. they released a timeline of its response to the assaults of september 11th and 12th and including on the deployment of various forces based in the united states or overseas. a copy of this timeline is in front of us. i think we will each have it and it will be included in the record. according to the timeline, the temporary mission facility, the department of defense's first reaction was to react on a mission of libya to provide better awareness of the events of the events in benghazi. there were a series of meetings in the pentagon for expanding the department of defense's response as well as to prepare for the potential outbreak of further violence throughout the region. during these meetings, secretary panetta authorized a number of deployments. i hope that secretary panetta and the chairman will provide the committee with detail on the cir
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Feb 7, 2013 10:00am EST
defense secretary leon panetta and general martin dempsey about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that resulted in the death of four americans. one week ago today, this committee heard from senator chuck hegel -- hagel to be the next defense secretary. the center of south carolina said he would put a hold on former senator hagel's nomination unless leon panetta agreed to testify. this is the first of two harris we will show you today. this and later this afternoon, the confirmation hearing for cia director nominee, john brennan, currently the counter-terrorism chief. >> good morning, everybody. we welcome secretary of defense leon panetta and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey to testify about the department of defense's response to the deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. temporary mission facility in benghazi, libya on september 11 and all of last year. the findings of its review following that attack, including lessons learned. i want to remind colleagues that we will receive testimony next tuesday morning the doved d.o.d. released a tim
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Feb 2, 2013 6:20pm EST
've been a us attorney for this area and starting last month, one of the state voices and that u.s. house. i'm proud to live in a state that spends less than it takes in. the secret to our success has always been a value system that promotes a strong sense of responsibility and accountability. family members and tax payers and community volunteers. for too long, the democratic majority has failed to see the value in the sound model of working hard and living within your means. on their watch, we have been operating without a national budget, piling up debt that exceeds $16 trillion and unemployment levels that remain stubbornly high. we are at risk of having our credit rating downgraded. despite these challenges, americans may have cause for optimism. i recently voted along with my colleagues in the house to present the democratic majority in the u.s. senate with a simple but powerful challenge -- pass a budget or you do not get paid. by forcing senate democrats to live up to one of the asic responsibilities of government, passing a budget, -- one of the basic responsibilities of governme
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2013 12:10am EST
going on here? is there a manufacturing renaissance in america? what are you seeing? >> is the u.s.'s manufacturing more competitive than it has been in the past? yes. there are a number of drivers. in high-tech manufacturing, material innovation is happening. there is a lot of innovation and advanced manufacturing. materials are higher than it was in the past versus labor. the energy construct is being created by shale gas. the ability of u.s. companies to sell around the world and export in the markets that are growing. in the case of manufacturing, the future has a chance to be different from the past. we are at our most competitive in my 30 years on a globally relative basis. how does that translate to jobs? it is a more complicated equation on around productivity and other elements. will it go from 9% to 20%? that is unlikely. could you see a steady increase of manufacturing jobs in the u.s.? that is likely to happen. whether you get all 5 million back, i do not know. there will be productivity. there is a bigger opportunity for more content in the u.s. today. >> jack welsh on
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2013 6:30pm EST
it is the policy of the u.s. government to end prove the and quality of cyber -- improve the quality of cyber security. our u.s. entities required to share my information with the government as well? >> the president can only direct executive branch agencies to take action. under the executive order, only the entities are on the federal side. we would like companies to share more information with the federal government. we are working to encourage them to do so. we are working to have that happen. that is an area where we need legislation to deal with some of the issues that are in that space to enable more information to flow back to the private sector and to the government that the text privacy and several -- protects privacy and civil liberties. >> the word voluntary is used for currently. >> yes. we look at the issues that we face in cyberspace. if you look at the problems and how the government has to deal with them, you see no one agency can deal with it. and needs to be a holistic approach. it is not just the federal government. it is federal, state, and local governments that deal wit
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
of the united states, section 202-d of the national emergency act, 50, u.s.c., 1622-d provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration the president publishes in the federal register and transmits to the congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. in accordance with this provision, i have sent to the federal register for publication the enclosed notice. stating that the national emergency declared in executive order 13396 of february 7, 2006, with respect to the situation in or in relation to coat defor, is to continue in effect beyond february 7, 2013. the situation in or in relation , which has been addressed by the united nations security council and resolution 1572 of november 15, 2004, and subsequent resolutions has resulted in the massacre of large numbers of civilians, widespread human rights abuses, significant political violence and unrest, and fatal attacks against international peacekeeping forces since the inauguration of the president in may of
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2013 1:00am EST
laws. in fact, the u.s. attorney's office for the northern district of illinois, only 25 federal firearms cases were brought to that office in 2011. only 1% of the people, 62 out of over 4000 were denied guns based on background checks are prosecuted for illegally attempting to acquire firearms. that is too low of a rate. see what can be done by enforcing the law on the books before enforcing new ones. we will legislate in an area that deals with the issue of reporting to the database for the people who are not in there now. make sure that we deal with the mental health issues that are involved with the tragedies that we are talking about today and a lot of other tragedies that have happened. thank you. >> thank you, senator. will the witnesses please stand? affirm the oath as i complete the reading. do you affirm that the testimony you are about to give before the committee will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you god? >> i do. >> thank you. i will introduce the two witnesses from this panel. the first is john walsh, u.s. attorney. he has served
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2013 6:00am EST
dod, we will be short 20% and the percentage will be u.s.s army.r the the army will have to cut training. the same is true for the air force. the navy and marine corps will readiness.asgh the prospect of these cuts let the chairman, vice chairman, and joint chiefs to sign a 28 * onetter saying we are the brink of creating a hollow force. the department leaders are working to avoid the worst effects of this situation. we will continue to do so. the solution to the self-made crisis cannot be found in this building. the solution is congress passing a balanced deficit reduction package and appropriations bill that the president can sign and the trigger sequestration. our department leaders have a responsibility to make the case to congress and to the american people. i will take your questions. >> your report to congress is aced on numbers. do you have a correct report? is this leading to a reductiothg in handling the taliban. [no audio >> this was a regrettable error. we are making adjustments. in spite of the adjustments, our assessment of the progress and is continuing.anistan we
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Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
not as of yet. >> u.s. your republican colleagues on the committee to join you, buy or -- you have asked your republican colleagues on the committee to join you -- why or why not? [inaudible] >> first of all, i did not ask members to join me because i am not advancing legislation here. it is not like i will call them up to be a co-sponsor, there is nothing here to co-sponsor. in fact i made very clear as we were drafting its that i did not want to have the specific legislation in here. when we first started off my critical minerals bill was in here, which i usually supported, but this is -- if this is really a conversation starter, let's allow it to be just that. there is nothing predetermine, preordained, nothing determined in there. what i wanted to do was developing these discrete pieces of legislation where i go to my colleagues and ask for their specific support and i hope that they will take a look at it and there will be initiatives that will look at and say -- hey, coming from this perspective, i have this idea and maybe we can build a bill together. how can we make things happen? tha
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 9:15pm EST
, and how to present the program, how to do what you're doing now. host: your in the u.s., based in afghanistan, what are you doing here in washington? guest: i am here to say that open media in afghanistan is a big achievement. not only for the public, but for everyone i want to say that this is a big achievement after 11 years we lost more than 39 journalists from 2001 up until now, more than hundreds of injuries, more than thousands of arrests and people who were insulted and faced with harassment. let's not lose this achievement. a side of focus on security forces, stress fractures in afghanistan, focusing on media for lots of afghan people. afghans are quite aware what is freedom of expression and how they can use it in their daily lives. let's focus on it and not lose it. host: while you're in u.s., are you having to justify the money you are receiving? guest: yes, i have to justify the money we are receiving and say that not only for nai media institute, or the organizations we are receiving the money from, from ucid, the sector, the deal is something to really need focus.
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am EST
they could do to reassure the u.s. and the international community, it seems to be another clear implication of what you are saying is that the u.s. takes further steps to support the syrian opposition it would be read as strengthening their view that we are out to get them. >> we are out to get assad. are we ipso facto out to get iran? are we going to protect the allies, which is something i think we need to do despite the fact that they have a bad record? no one in syria has a sterling record, but it think we need to give them the opportunity to say there is a news syria forming. do they want to be engaged? what is the relationship there? i'm not very optimistic that we could get the iranians on board, but maybe you could find a way to make them increasingly less relevant. do they equate that with a regime change? maybe. we have to be aware of it. i think that's a stretch. i think the iranians could see, what i say is increasing value in the opportunity to talk if they begin to understand that the region is not moving totally in their direction all the time, which i think indeed is the cas
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Feb 3, 2013 3:00pm EST
and the commitment of u.s. troops overseas, but also with respect to the day to day decisions that the secretary must make to ensure that our men and women in uniform and their families received the support and assistance they need and deserve. it would be a positive message for our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines in harm's way around the world to know that one of their own holds the highest office in the department of defense, and that he has their backs. senator hagel, you would be in position to make key decisions on afghanistan. the secretary of defense is called upon to advise the president on the size and mission of a post-2014 so- called residual force, and the pace of the drawdown between now and the end of 2014. the key to this transition is ensuring the readiness and ability of afghan security forces to take over the defense of their own country. i always believed that would be our main mission and its key to success. during my trip to afghanistan with senator jack reed last month, we heard from u.s. commanders on the ground that afghan security forces are operating on their own on mo
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Feb 12, 2013 1:00am EST
and as general allen told me, the world does not and december 2014. there will be a u.s. presence. military, maybe smaller. but there will be if anything a bigger and more important presence and that is the reconstruction. we will be there. the tweet is absolutely correct. we plan to be there beyond 2014. host: what about you, your office? we are temporary agency. we're set up to handle this agency. at some point we go out -- and existence and what is triggered, if the amount of money not spent falls below to leonard $50 million, there is no need for rest, congress said. we go out of existence. and when that happens, the normal function. that function -- is small enough that it will happen. host: when will that happen? guest: i do not know. it could be yours -- years. host: did you talk to general allen? -- i talked to him through a phone and e-mail. he was a great support for our team and we need the military not only for protection but also to identify problems. he identified certain problems. i got to give general allen and his team credit. nobody likes an inspector general. particularly
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 10:00am EST
government is tied to a large number of cyber attacks on the u.s.. if the administration released a report that it will consider fines and other trade actions against china or any other country guilty of cyber espionage. we will continue to follow that story and bring you any remarks that may come out from administration officials today. the supreme court is expected to hear arguments in late march in two prominent cases that could test the bounds of laws restricting gay marriage. authors of "recently released book some day marriage recently debated the issue at harvard university. it is and about how to by the federalist society at harvard. this is one hour. >> thank you. richard fallon is the junior professor of constitutional law at harvard law school. he also earned a ba degree from oxford university, where he was a rhodes scholar. he served as a law clerk to justices of the united states supreme court and has written extensively about constitutional and federal courts law. he is the author of several books. we are very grateful for him for participating. andrew koppelman is the john p
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
house just fine drone strikes on u.s. citizens overseas. nbc news reported on the memo monday night and it has gotten lots of reaction in washington. what are your thoughts? call -- we want to get your thoughts on social media as well on twitter or facebook. or send us an e-mail. we will get your thoughts in a moment. first, josh gerstein is joining us on the phone. here's your headline -- what was this memo? guest: this is a white paper that looks like it was derived from some confidential legal opinions that the opinions -- opinions that the justice department wrote that authorized drones or some other counter-terrorism operations to basically killed u.s. citizens overseas. and it talks about one set of circumstances. it looks like it is talking specifically about a particular country or type of country or certain type of leaders or terrorist organizations and under what conditions it would be ok to use this type of lethal force. it does not talk about drones per say, but it appears that is what they are referring to. if it does not rule out using its under other circumstances. it
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
to the u.s. department of health and human services that if they assume the responsibility for the individual exchange and that includes the web site portalforindividuals, including the tax credits. further, we would say that because utah is doing the business portion of the business , that there's no need to have a federal exchange doing the business. so we have a clear line of demark occasion. we are going to do the business and the federal government will do the individual side of this and see if we cannot, in fact, co-exist peacefully here and provide that to the marketplace. there are details yet to be worked out and putting this together and making sure that we are doing this in an appropriate way. but i was gratified and encouraged, when i met with secretary see bell yuss -- sebelius today, that they will look at it and see if there is something we can agree upon. the phrase she used was, i would like to find a way to get to yes. so i'm cautiously optimistic and have a ways to go and will be meeting with them in the next couple of weeks to bring closure to this issue
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Feb 16, 2013 6:30pm EST
the future on the u.s. army. after that, the white house medal of honor ceremony. >> you are watching "the communicators" on c-span. we are on location at the ces 2013 international show in las vegas. here are some interviews this week. we want to introduce you to the new president and ceo of cable blabs. what is cable labs? >> it is the cable industry on a worldwide basis. we are the source of innovation that enables the cable operators to deliver services that you're quite familiar with such as broadband, video. >> you are not a cable guy. >> no. i'm with the cable industry and products. earlier in my career, -- i'm new to cable. -- you are the yo chief technology officer at -- >> correct. >> there in the -- my role at hp, we focused a lot on what the people do with the technology in their homes and in their hands and on their desk. being able to look at that from end to end. an innovator by back and. it is about coming up with those great i years and translating those two have high impacts. >> what are some products that you are excited about? >> we have been looking a
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Feb 20, 2013 1:00am EST
>> let's talk about recent comments in canada, the u.s. ambassador to canada and find that more action by canada on climate change might make it easier for the president to approve keystone. how did you interpret those comments? >> i think it was another opportunity to talk about what we are doing. i believe for the president and for canada, it is both. you can actually improve energy security and in our neighborhood of north america and with vehicle emissions standards, coal plants standards, you will eventually see that in the united states. nobody is replacing a coal plant with coal again. they are replacing it with natural gas. it reduces emissions by 50%. i did not see that as a quid pro quo. when the secretary of state and our minister of foreign affairs met and had a press conference, they talked about both climate change and energy security. we talked about vehicle emissions standards. th minister talked about the action we've taken had the the united states on coal plants in canada. i closed down some coal plants. i thought it was good for our jurisdiction but i think e
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Feb 28, 2013 6:00am EST
references in this memo where the target of a lethal operation, a u.s. citizen who may have rights under the due process clause of the fourth double-fourth amendment -- fourth amendment. if the fifth amendment attaches and the fourth amendment attached is -- attaches, the as a u.s. citizen who enjoy the full complement of constitutional protections? if not, why not? whichever law professor -- i would pick the one who gave me a bad grade in con law, but he is not here. would the eighth amendment applied? >> the background that this white paper is based on is critical to this question. >> i just want to know if a u.s. citizen enjoys the full panoply of constitutional protections when they are traveling abroad? does the fourth amendment applied -- apply? >> i will lead to an actual constitutional professor -- >> do i have to comply with miranda it? -- with miranda? i am talking about citizens abroad. >> the short answer is yes. >> so the eighth amendment applies and the six bay and -- xith amendment -- sixth amendment applies. how is the analysis different if it is a u.s. citizen who meets
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Feb 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
to go. >> any member of al qaeda, a u.s. citizen or not, needs to know they have the ability to surrender anytime, anywhere throughout the world, and they can do so before their organization is to strike. we will destroy that organization, and u.s. citizens can surrender anytime. >> just on that point, i do not take a back seat to anybody in terms of citing al qaeda. i asked you a different question, and on the question of what kind of evidence ought to be applied, whether there ought to be geographic limits, the question of whether an individual should be allowed to surrender. for example, there is a question of whether the obligation changes, a valid target has not been publicly reported, so there are issues here, and i think we are going to have to continue discussions, and, madam, i look forward to the extra round. >> senator coats. >> i think it may be better held for further discussion next week in the classified room, but this whole idea of leaks, nothing upsets me more in this committee, and we have had a lot of these in the last few years, to see something that was d
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
this morning. "u.s. a today," according to a survey -- two different perspectives on the economy this morning. we are talking about sequestration, march 1 is the deadline for congress and the president to come up with something to avoid sequestration. kevin, an independent scholar, what do you think? democrats want tax increases. caller: i think they should cut the medicaid and medicare. the president has to realize he had senior citizens with fixed income and they depend on medicare and medicaid to help with their medical bills. i agree with the caller from ohio. the economy is tough already. what happens if they did not come into the station on march 1. what happens then? host: margie, a democratic caller. go-ahead. caller: i do not believe in all of the spending we are doing. that scares me because there are so many people that -- >> as far as medicare. we have to do something. caller: we have a problem giving sompeople somethign they don't deserve. host: a director from the cia -- caller: everything our federal government has subsidized, our prices went through the roof. anybody knows you
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Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
much of the public and congress should know about the u.s. drove stride program. we would like to hear your opinion. what is the balance between government secrecy and the public's right to know? here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online -- here is the headline in "the baltimore sun" this morning. brennan targeted over drones. looking at some of the opinions coming in on the editorial pages of the newspapers. "usa today" -- that is of the newspaper's editorial board opinion. jumping down, it says -- the opposing view that "usa today" publishes to give a counterpoint says end the u.s. -- covert drone war. naureen shah at columbia's human-rights institute writes -- she points out the war is waged secretly because the pakistani and yemen government have the time feared their citizens would oppose open u.s. and all -- involvement. what do you think? what is more important, government secrecy or the public's right to know? let's hear from walter from butler, indiana. a republican. are you with us? last time for walter. caller: yes, ma'am. hello? thank you for taking my cal
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Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
at sigtarp and was also at the u.s. securities and exchange commission who -- and served as counsel to mary schapiro and christopher cox. and investigative financial fraud, insider trading and other violations of securities law. she spent time as a litigator. her jd is from brigham young law school and she went to school here, old dominion university. the special inspector general from tarp and a recent report. treasury continues approving excessive -- excessive pay. on twitter -- is this all hindsight? guest: it is interesting. one of the things we constantly report on is things that should have been done better. you have to respect that a lot of decisions were made with a sense of urgency. but the compensation decisions were not. there was plenty of time to set up a good system for that. and even for the discount -- for the decisions that were made in a rush, it is really important we point out how things could have been done better. let's say we get and the situation where there is another crisis. and treasury and the regulators are running around with a sense of courtesy in an emergency
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 7:00pm EST
for television. season one begins monday night at 9:00 a.m. -- at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> u.s. army chief of staff general raymond odierno says the greatest threat facing our nation is the fiscal uncertainty and potential budget cut -- but it sure call. hort falls. he made these remarks at the brookings institution. this is just over an hour. >> good morning, everyone, and on behalf of brookings and our center for 21st century security, we're honored to have the chief of staff of the army, general ray odierno, to speak. you are aware of the challenges of the budget process and our future military planning as well as current operations. no one could be more distinguished and a more thoughtful person to discuss these matters than general odierno, who is a friend of brookings and the broader defense community for a long time, and he has been a distinguished servant in our nation's military and defense throughout that time. he took the fourth infantry division to iraq and presided over its operation, directed its operations in the first year of the iraq war. then he returned as the mult
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Feb 17, 2013 4:35am EST
the record show that the witness answered in the affirmative. we are pleased to be joined by u.s. attorney timothy heaphy. there was a request by the republican side it to send a witness to our next hearing on the importance of enforcement of the gun law. timothy heaphy was appointed as u.s. attorney for the western district of virginia. he has worked in private practice and taught at the university of virginia school law. mr. heaphy, thank you for joining us today. we will give you five minutes for an opening statement. your complete statement will be part of the record. and then we will ask you questions. >> thank you chairman durbin, ranking member cruz. i am pleased and honored to speak with you about the continuing work of the united states attorney community and the department of justice to address gun-related violence. this is a very personal issue to me. i've prosecuted hundreds of gun cases in my years as a federal prosecutor, including a yearlong trial of a violent drug gang right here in washington, d.c. i currently serve as united states attorney and a district that has felt th
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
in the destiny of the planet. terrorists should be afraid. the u.s. industry should be afraid. because what we are going to do is come up with 810 thousands of european gdp and is going to be of maximum impact on our gdp as well. and i've even heard rumors that france will pare these numbers even more so that it gets more money back. this budget will let least be fair. when you took office in paris, mr. president, you said that fairness and justice will be priorities underpinning all of their actions. now is a chance for you to shut you meant that. the financing is the most unjust that there is. five of the richest companies pay relatively less than the 10 poorest ones, and they're all new member states. overall reform based on new resources, and we are pleased about where you had to say about that fight. you said it was basically going to fight to put a seating on -- a ceiling on its own contribution, which means making it tougher and more expensive for the poorest countries. we have to find some way of reducing for the next seven years. cohesion from expenditures, countries like greece, port
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Feb 11, 2013 8:00pm EST
in the name of congress the medal of honor to staff sergeant clinton romesha, u.s. army, force -- for conspicuous gallantry and intricately above and beyond the call of duty. clinton romesha this in which and self at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving in the fourth brigade combat team, fourth infantry division, during combat against an enemy in afghanistan on october 3, 2009. on that morning, staff sergeant romesha and his comrades awakened to an attack by an estimated 300 enemy fighters, employing concentrated fire from a rocket-propelled grenade from anti-aircraft machine guns, and small armed fighter -- fire as well as mortars. they were compelled to seek reinforcements from the barracks before returning action. staff sergeant romesha to god and an enemy machine-gun team, and while engaging a second, the generator he was using for cover was struck by an rpd, and looking him with shrapnel wound. undeterred by his injuries, he continued to fight and upon the arrival of another soldier to aid him and the assistant gunner, he then assembled as i
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Feb 15, 2013 1:00am EST
. in the u.s. military, military, those who wear the uniform, will be protected in the sequester, and they should. there are others that need to be protected. what is the impact of them? and also the future of the country, the ability to -- the middle class. this is where secretary donovan, we want to talk to about housing and the economy. what is it that we need to do? you hold the future of america in your hands. we went to innovate, but first we have to outeducate. we want to hear about the impacts of sequester for educational reform. i believe we will run to view with destiny. we must solve this problem. i do not think the american people quite understand the impacts were sequester mandates and $85 billion cut that is equally shared by defense and by domestics. you are a national security secretary napolitano. layoffs and services not delivered to the american people -- i have to cope with my members here on the issue of the fiscal cliff. also, the issues of implementing homeland security. we want to talk about the impact on these agencies. what about the fbi? what about the
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Feb 22, 2013 7:00am EST
, february 22. the president will meet with the japanese prime minister today. u.s.-japanese trade is among the top issue -- top issues. the league debate on spending, taxes, and budget. that will be the focus of much of next week's debate in washington. one week to do -- one week to go until sequestration -- will it matter? here are the numbers -- join the conversation on facebook and twitter.com. sanders said -- send us an email. what is the definition of sequestration? one is this -- it is that fiscal policy procedure adopted by congress to deal with the federal budget deficit. that is according -- some news over the last 24 hours as the president reaches out to republican leaders in the house and senate. a phone conversation between the president and republican leaders mitch mcconnell and john boehner. our guest follows the story for the hill newspaper. what news came out of these phone conversations? guest: not much from the press secretary or congressional leaders. they have been very tight- lipped. it is interesting to say that things do seem to be heating up little bit. congress wil
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Feb 22, 2013 2:00pm EST
, that the u.s. patent office issued a patent. i will not give you a pop quiz. it was labeled john deere plow. the implement sketched out could have easily been labeled one of the most important inventions in history. they called it the plow that broke the plains, and it did. by replacing cast iron with smooth innovation, it opened up swaths of land for cultivation. it made it possible for my hometown to exist. beforehand, tilling an acre took a full 24 hours. afterward, as little as five. every toil ended another assumption of what the land could produce. it is not just the start of agricultural success, but of national success. this kind of game changing innovation has enabled us to leap ahead and increase harvest and feed the whole world. sometimes these innovations come from the most advanced science. other times they are simple steps and ideas that come from looking at and listening closely to the problem. all of them can break down barriers to food security. it can allow us to allow new paths of progress. we need those new pathways forward. take a look at a few recent headlines. "drough
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Feb 16, 2013 6:00am EST
of by a minimum 100,000 soldiers in our active national guard and u.s. army reserve. this is on top of an 88,000 cut we're taking right now. my guess is -- that is about 190,000. i guess in the end it will be over 200,000 soldiers that we will have to take out of active components of the national guard and the u.s. army reserve. we will take almost a 40% reduction in our current brigade combat teams once we're finished. sequestration will result in delays of every one of our modernization programs, stretch them out longer and longer. it will have an inability to reset our equipment in a timely fashion if we are asked to deploy, and it will impact our ability to train individually the units. these reductions will impact every army base at installation across the entire country. such a rapid decline in our ability to train and maintain the force will result in extremely low levels of readiness inside the next six months, which will cascade into fiscal year 2014 and 2015. no matter how this all turns out, which is still somewhat of an unknown, fiscal constraints are here to stay. we understand
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Feb 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
our u.s. companies who decided it is better and to pursue that business there and then in their home country. this is the basics of what we should be doing and creating environment in which those that want to pursue that idea with the hope of success have the ability to do that and are not damaged by doing that in the united states. in some instances we hope they will be rewarded by doing it in the united states. i am very interested in seeing what the panelists say that the 2013 agenda should be for the new congress and pledged to the start of community and others unwillingness on my part to be educated and to learn and listen and to try to make certain decisions that i make in washington promote the ibm of a free-market system that allows all americans to pursue the american dream in the united states. thank you for joining us and for your interest in this topic. [applause] >> that was a great introduction. the senator is going to stay with us and listen. what i have asked the panel is to deal is to give us a brief introduction of who they are and what organization they represent.
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Feb 1, 2013 1:00am EST
been talked about and defined, as i said the main the 2006 quartet principles and u.s. resolutions -- u.n. resolutions that that is part of a final status set of issues that have to be resolved. the united states, no other country can impose that on israel. that is a negotiable issue. but it has been out there. that remains to be dealt with in negotiations. >> is it one that you think the united states should encourage? >> i would encourage peace and a secure, safe israel. that is what i think most of this would want to see. >> ok. in 2009, you made a statement suggesting that u.s. ground troops should be sent to that part of the world and installed as u.n. peacekeepers in a "non- militarize palestinian state." is that appropriate? >> i don't have the facts in front of me, but i don't think that that was earmarked -- a recommendation was making. as i recall my comments and you may be able to give me exactly the comments, they were in the context of how do you secure israel's border? who secures israel's border? it has been suggested that this is a peacekeeping role for nato. that is wha
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Feb 11, 2013 10:00am EST
division on rules in the u.s. and its. there were four democrats, for republicans. it was a diverse group of senators including senator mccain, senator kyl, senator pryor, senator schumer. it was a group -- senator levin was our leader on the democratic side. we came up with reforms that i think will help. the cannot filibuster bringing a bill to the board. rather now where the minority cannot vote against cloture because they are doing it on a procedural basis. the bill will now be before us. it will get started in debate and voting on amendments before we have to worry about whether we need 60 votes for the threshold. secondly, there is a limit on how you can filibuster. we can bring the president's judicial nominees up in a much quicker way. there, you have eliminated two of the potentials on going to conference. getting into conference is particularly important in going to this congress. the most significant reform, we have dramatically reduced the power of an individual senator. if you are going to object, you need to do it on the floor of the u.s. senate. you can no longer be in you
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Feb 16, 2013 7:00am EST
over the next two years, all of our 66,000 u.s. troops currently in afghanistan -- we are leaving that country. for afghanistan that means there is going to be some significant shortfalls in combat capability. they are relying on the united states for all kinds of things. not only up until recently for being the primary fighting mechanism for the afghans, but also from a logistical standpoint and from an intelligence standpoint, we provide the bulk of support. that also includes air lifting for their troops to get a point of conflict where they need to engage with the enemy. host: as far as picking up after we leave? caller: they are not completely prepared. they have the afghan national come -- the afghan national police that is getting pretty good at their primary task of going after caliban cells. the other problem of this is an uneven prepared this. there are significant problems with training the afghan army. there are significant problems with training the afghan police. there is going to be some significant drawbacks to the drawdown announced by the president. host: "the ne
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